workplace relations team

our team has over 30 years of experience

Patricia Murdock - Executive Manager Workplace Relations & Human Resources

Patricia has been a practicing lawyer for over 15 years.


Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Industrial Relations and Business Management
Masters of Industrial Relations (MIR)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)
Member of the Industrial Relations Society


As Workplace Relations and Human Resources Advisor for the VFF, Karen provides human resources and workplace relations advice to managers and employees across the organisation.

Karen joined the VFF in 2017 and her HR background includes roles in the construction, shared services, the entertainment industry and HR consulting in the small business sector. Karen has a Masters in Human Resource Management.

sarah parker- HR/Workplace relations Admin Officer

As the Workplace Relations and HR Admin Officer for the VFF, Sarah provides comprehensive and confidential administrative support to Patricia Murdock and to the Workplace Relations and Human Resources Department.

In addition, Sarah provides administrative support to the VFF Industrial Association and can provide basic advice on industrial issues such as wage rates, leave entitlements, WorkCover and superannuation.

Sarah comes from a strong customer service and administrative background and has completed a Diploma of Human Resources Management and a Diploma of Business Administration.